Research Papers/Topics in Basic Education

Effect of Mind Maps On Student Interest and Achievement in Measures of Central Tendency in Mathematics

ABSTRACT The purpose of this work was to investigate the effect of Mind Maps on students’ interest and achievement in measures of central tendency. To ascertain the effect of teaching method and gender on the learners’ interest and achievement, four research questions and six null hypotheses guided the study. The design used for the study was the quasi-experimental design, specifically, the non equivalent pre-test, post-test control group design. Three hundred and fifty Junior Secondary o...

Scientific Explanations of Phenomenon, Margination and Concept of Formation as Concern Student

ABSTRACT The main purpose of this study was to ascertain if relationship exists between each of scientific explanation of phenomenon, imagination, concept formation and students’ understanding of physics concepts. To guide the study, seven research questions were posed and seven hypotheses were equally formulated and tested at 5% probability level. A correlational research design was adopted for this study. The study was carried out in Government owned secondary schools in Akure Education Z...

Effect of Graphical Symbol Approach in Ratio Learning in Upper Primary School in Nsukka Central Local Government Area

ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to find out the effect of graphical symbol approach in ratio learning in upper primary school in Nsukka Central Local Government Area. Two instruments Achievement Test in Ratio and Ratio interest inventory were used for data collection. The data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. And mean hypothesis was tested by using ANCOVA. The findings showed that pupils learn ratio better with graphical symbol approach. Graphical-symbol approach motivates ...

Investigating Drug Abuse and Their Effects on Learning Process, A Case Study of Kathiani Division Secondary Schools, Machakos District, Kenya.

ABSTRACT There has been great concern on the rising levels of drug abuse in secondary schools. For this reason the objective of this study was to find out the types, sources, effects of drug abuse, reasons and remedies to drug abuse in secondary schools. In this case the study was guided by the following research questions:- 1. What types of drugs are commonly abused by students in our secondary schools? n. Why do students abuse drugs? m. Where do the drugs of abuse come from? Iv. How do thes...

The Relationship Between Absenteeism and the Performance of the Learners in Secondary Schools in Soroti District: A Case Study of Arapai Sub- County.

ABSTRACT With the introduction of secondary schools since 1925, teachers have been experiencing a problem of absenteeism of students both public secondary schools and those being opened by different people(private secondary schools) secondary holds a unique importance in people’s lives and it plays significant role in social and cultural life of the students or the individuals (ochieng 1996). Several studies have showed that environment in secondary schools has improved students performance...

Relationship Between Motivation and Students Performance in Science Subjects in Kakueni Secondary School

TABLE OF CONTENTS Declaration ............................................................................. . Approval .. . .. . .. . .. . . . . . .. .. . . .. .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . .. .. u Dedication . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . .. .. .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. ... iii Acknowledgement . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . ....

Training and Staff Performance Case Study of Msumarini Coast Province

ABSTRACT In order to attain effective and efficient workforce Ministries ought to improve on the skills and competences of the employees through training. The efficiency of the ministry depends largely on how capable its personnel and how well they are motivated to work. In most cases ministries / organizations have failed to realize their predetermined goals due to the fact that they don't attach greater importance to training. The study is therefore carried out to establish the impact of tr...

Effects Of Early Pregnancy And Student’s Performance In Selected Secondary Schools In Jinja District Uganda. (A Case Study Of St. Joseph Nakanyonyi Senior Secondary School Bugembe)

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to investigate the case of early pregnancy andstudent’s performance in~ selected secondary schools in Jinja District andsuggested possible solution to the problem. The specific objectives of the studyis to investigate the cause’s of early pregnancy and student’s performance inschools. To find the effects of early pregnancy and student’s performance inschools. To get the solutions of early pregnancy and student’s performance inschools. The methods...

Causes of High Pupil Drop-Out in Primary Schools Under Free Primary Education (Fpe) In Muchukwo Zone, Barswessa Division Rift-Valley Province-Kenya

ABSTRACT This study was conducted in order find out factors responsible for high pupil drop-out in schools under free primary education in Rosondonin primary school, Muchukwo zone, muchukwo P/S and Chernura P/S in Barwessa division Rift-valley province. The study involved a total number of 40 respondents thus; 20 teachers, 10 pupils from standard eight, selected in a gender conscious manner that is; male and female, The instruments employed in this study were mainly questionnaires, and observ...

The Negative Impacts of Free Public Secondary Education on Day School Student's Academic Performance in Kish Central, Getembe Division- kanya

ABSTRACT Performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) since the inception of free public day secondary Education in the public day secondary schools have been decimal, a situation many said to be sad and wanting. The students from the 50% population that lives below the poverty line attend day secondary schools -which form the basis of their Education advancement. The researcher will found out negative impacts of free public day secondary education and try to find out how t...

Causes of School Dropout in Secondary Schools in Makindye Division- Uganda

ABSTRACT The study on the "causes of school dropout in Uganda" was carried out in Makindye, with specific aims of; determining the reasons of school drop out, finding out whether more girls drop out from school than boys and investigating the role played by the curriculum and the instructors in school drop out. A review of related literature was carried out on already existing information on the specific aims of this paper as a way of comprehending the problem and enriching the study finding...

Road Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Uganda 2000-2018

ABSTRACTRecent research statistics has shown that the Subsidized Secondary education introduced in the year 2007 had lead to a large influx of Students into Secondary schools. Kenyans cannot afford to complacent about it, thus their arise an immediate need to conduct an investigation on the issue of academic performance on the influx of Students. The study adopted a Descriptive research design. This enhanced the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the impact of Subsidized Secondary...

Some Factors Affecting School Administration Under Free Primary Education in Kipkaren Division, Nandi North District, Rift Valley Kenya

ABSTRACTThe research was concerned with some factors affecting School Administration under Free Primary Education in Kipkaren division, Nandi North District, Rift Valley Province - Kenya. The study identified the factors, their impacts and the measures of solving them. Using a cross-sectional survey research design, the samples employed in the study were got from the F.P.E Schools. The researcher made use of the questionnaire technique with the aid of focus group discussions to collect data. ...

Effects of HIV/AIDS on Academic Performance in Selected Primary Schools in Ang'urai Zone, Ang'urai Division, Teso North District,Kenya

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATIONAPPROVALDEDICATION ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study1.2 Statement of the problem 1.3 Objectives of the study1.5 Scope of the study 1.6 Significance of the study 1.7 Limitations of the study CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW 2.0 Introduction 2.1 The impact of HIV and Aids on the education sector 2.2 Strategies for addressing HIV and prevention within the educational sector.2.3 Effects of education at the...

The Effectiveness of Holiday Teaching Programme: A Case of Selected Secondary Schools in Jinja Municipality

TABLE OF CONTENTS Declaration ............................................................................................ v Approval.. ............................................................................................. vi Dedication ............................................................................................ vii Acknowledgements ................................................................................. viii CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY 1.0 Introducti...


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